Spanning the Ages; The Intergenerational Program at Virginia Tech
The youngest and the oldest people in our communities sometimes find themselves marginalized.
Often they are seen in terms of what they take from society, because of what they cannot yet do, or what they can no longer do.
But Shannon Jarrott, who teaches human development at Virginia Tech, wants to change that using collaboration as her prime approach. Twice a week kids from Virginia Tech’s Child Development Center for Learning and research, a preschool program based at the University, get together with elders from the Adjacent Adult Day Services.